In 2015, more than 15 million tourists flocked to Singapore, triple the country’s population. The numbers legitimize Singapore as one of the best overseas getaways in Asia. Famous for its culture, food, and local attractions, the country offers an enjoyable vacation for the whole family.
The Sights to See
Among the many places to visit, Sentosa Island is the best place to spend time in Singapore. A few of the tourist attractions are:
- Imbiah Lookout features eleven attractions for the adventure-seeker, nature lover or history buff.
- The Tiger Sky Tower, a freestanding observatory offering a panoramic view of Singapore, stands 110 metres above the ground.
- Images of Singapore is a museum showcasing the diverse culture and history of the country through multimedia displays, such as multi-screen theatre presentations and life-size tableaus narrating major historical events.
- The Butterfly Park and the Insect Kingdom is a garden with 15,000 butterflies and 3,000 species of insects from all around the world.
- The 4D Adventureland is a 4-dimensional theatre equipped with digital projectors and a DTS 6.1 audio system. Visitors experience lifelike shows propped with effects in motion-based chairs.
- The Flying Trapeze allows guests to do a simulation of a flying fox while bouncing off of a trapeze.
Sentosa’s sandy, white beaches offer waves, water sports, fireworks, lights and water display exhibitions for the family to enjoy together. While at Siloso Point, historical forts and scenic underwater experiences aim to educate and entertain tourists through interaction.
Lastly, Resorts World Sentosa is open to families who want to discover a chock-full of sights and sounds built to make memories. The resort houses hotels, casinos, the Universal Studios theme park, Adventure Cove Water Park, and the S.E.A. Aquarium.
More Attractions to Visit and Restaurants to Try Out
There are more sights to see and food to eat in Singapore.
The Gardens by the Bay, a nature park spanning 101 hectares of reclaimed land, is a tree and plant museum in an assortment of visuals. The Flower Dome is the central attraction. The world’s largest greenhouse, encased in a glass dome, showcases over 160,000 species of plants.
Sungei Road Laksa is among the popular hawker food stalls in Singapore. They have been serving laksa for decades, sticking to an original recipe — cooking curry in an aluminium pot over charcoal. Served in bite-sized noodles in creamy coconut milk with a hint of spice, their laksa has cooked blood cockles, minced Vietnamese coriander, and sambal chili sauce.
Singapore is a country to discover. Its rich culture offers families lasting memories, and the flavourful food is a gastronomic experience made to satisfy the palate. Of the many places to go to in Singapore, there is always something unique for everyone to cherish as their own favourite.